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Close encounter with Creedmoor

6.5 Creedmoor – what’s all the fuss about? Will O’Meara bites the bullet (not literally) and finds out. Here in Ireland we have limited access to reloading, and owing to population density and a relatively small shooting fraternity, there is

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The Shooting Show – NV foxing on the stubbles

With the crops off, we’re out for a post-harvest foxing session with the local keepers. We’ve got thermal and NV units to hand, thanks to Pulsar. In fact, the only thing missing is the foxes. Can we get them to

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BASC battles RSPB on raptors

The RSPB has used its latest Birdcrime report to accuse shooting of having a “culture of criminality”. In a scathing and sensationalist report, the organisation reported that there were 87 incidents of bird of prey persecution in 2018, leading it

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The doe imperative

Credit: Arterra Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo As the autumn nights get closer, soon we will turn our attentions to the doe cull. And as such we are looking back at Editor-in-chief Pete Carr’s considerations on selection and methods

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Game Fair greats

We’re a month removed from The Game Fair, but it is still strong in our memory as we take a look at some of news and notable developments. Ariat Boots were naturally popular throughout the weekend – and there are

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The Shooting Show – pigeon shooting with steel shot and biodegradable wads

Geoff’s back out at the pigeons and he’s doing a science experiment while he’s at it. Getting hold of Eley Hawk’s new biodegradable Pro Eco wad, he’s left a wad submerged in water while he shoots, to find how much

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From the Archives: Early season driven grouse on Farndale Moor

The grouse season is in full swing here in 2019, but for From the Archives, we’re taking you back to 2017 to revisit how director Pete Carr got on during a day of driven grouse. We’ve assembled the crack shots

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Are you prepared for late summer?

Credit:Rob Janné / Getty Images Get your equipment ready and sharpen up your fieldcraft, says Mike Powell – things are about to get busy… Late summer is a really busy time for me and my shooting mate, Callum. In the

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Calling and culling

Credit: David Babos / 500px / Getty Images The rut can be a time to grass bucks that have eluded you all year, says David Barrington Barnes, but this makes good sense and restraint all the more important. I remember

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